Kathleen Graber’s The Eternal City: Poems declared a finalist for NBA in Poetry

Congratulations to Kathleen Graber, whose book, The Eternal City: Poems, has been declared a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry!

Graber’s book is one of five nominated for the NBA by poetry judges Rae Armantrout, Cornelius Eady, Linda Gregerson, Jeffrey McDaniel, and Brenda Shaughnessy. The winners will be announced at the 61st National Book Awards Benefit Dinner and Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Wednesday, November 17th.

Publishers Weekly praised Graber as “one of the most interesting, slippery and philosophical new poets to come along in a while. . . . [W]hat makes Graber’s poems so fresh and wild are the associative slips that happen between the distant past and the urgent present.”

Great job and good luck, Kathleen!

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